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Here's some of my Welcoming Cat collections.
I was given this one from my father few years back ago, and I think this is almost just like the classic "Welcoming Cat" looks.
In welcoming cat design, a raised right paw supposedly attracts money, and a raised left paw attracts customers.
So... this one is raising his left paw, which means attracting customers.....
Huh...... maybe, in my case, I will be getting more kitty friends visiting to my blog????!!?!?!
Hip, hip, huurah!!
I don't even remember where this one is coming from.........
It's little tiny one, about only 2 inches tall.
Which paw is this one raising??
And I found this cute one from my last trip to Japan.
It is made of ceramic, has a very lovely decoration around the neck with traditional Japanese "Kimono" fabric, and even came with a small red pillow that it can sit on.
I would say, it is not quite a traditional welcoming cat style, which is usually with a beckoning paw. But instead of that, it is bowing.
I thought it's a very polite kitty :)
Of all above, this one is my VERY favorite "Welcoming Cat".
I got this special welcoming cat about a year ago.
Since then, I've been getting countless good luck!!!!!
Priceless!!!!! Sorry! Not for sale!!